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Baron Wolman


Size: 20x24" | Edition: Open Edition

SKU/Cat Number: BW_WS002

  1. £650.00

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A young man sits next to a handmade wooden tent, August 1969

Baron Wolman saw the music. He was on-stage with Jimi Hendrix, backstage with the Rolling Stones, in front of the stage with Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. Grace Slick and the Grateful Dead performed for the camera in his Haight-Ashbury studio. Wolman was Rolling Stone's first staff photographer. From 1967 through the early seventies, his pictures appeared in virtually every issue. Baron grew up in Columbus, Ohio, studied philosophy at Northwestern University in Chicago, learned German at the Defense Language School in Monterey, California, and then did a tour with military intelligence in West Berlin. In 1967, a fortuitous meeting with 21 year-old Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, resulted in Wolman becoming that publication's first chief photographer. For three years his photographs were published regularly in Rolling Stone and became the magazine's graphic centerpiece. Over thirty years later, those same photographs, picture memories of the 60's, are now widely exhibited and collected. As Jann wrote in the introduction to Wolman's book, 'Classic Rock & Other Rollers,' 'Baron Wolman was one of the unsung heroes of the early days of Rolling Stone. As the magazine's first photographer, he helped set its visual style and paved the way for those who followed him.' Wolman's photographs feature in the 2015 Proud Chelsea exhibition 'The Rolling Stone Years'.


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